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Who are our mothers’ lovers?

I just finished reading Pat MacEnulty and Tamara TItus's This is the Way We Say Goodbye (2011, Feminist Press). It is a beautiful collection of deeply personal essays by women, each addressing their role as caregiver at the end of…

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Patient Dominance

Yesterday marked one year since the day my mother left this world, and I spent much of the morning with my grief and my memories. In the afternoon, my partner and I headed out to Staten Island for an art…

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Treating the whole person

The encouragement I've received as a result of these blog posts and the material I've shared over the past two weeks has been truly inspiring. I wish I could work on this full time! I'm applying for a sabbatical so…

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Rebirth

Many of you know that almost a year ago my mother died, and I spent most of the eight months before that with her in the various hospital and rehab settings in which she spent her last months. For the…

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Nursing Home Sex Stifled by Safety Fears

Reposted from ABC News With single beds behind unlocked doors, nursing homes do little to support sex among seniors, argues an editorial that says the elderly – even those with dementia – retain the right to a healthy sex life. The editorial, published…

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